by John Brown of Haddington
Re-formatted and modernized
"Of the Covenant Bonds of Religious Connection Between God and Men" by John Brown of Haddington is a theological treatise that explores the concept of covenant in Christianity. Brown argues that the covenant is the foundation of the relationship between God and humans, and it is the means by which God offers salvation and redemption to humanity.
Brown examines the covenant in both the Old and New Testaments and argues that it is a binding agreement between God and his people. He identifies the distinct covenants in Scripture: the covenant of works and the covenant of grace.. He explains that the covenant of works was made with Adam in the Garden of Eden and required perfect obedience to God's commands. However, Adam failed to keep the covenant, and all of humanity was plunged into sin and death as a result.
Brown then discusses the covenant of grace, which was established by God after the fall of Adam. This covenant offers salvation and redemption to humanity through faith in Jesus Christ. Brown argues that the covenant of grace is the means by which God restores the broken relationship between himself and humanity.
Finally, Brown explores the covenant of redemption, which he defines as the eternal agreement between the Father and the Son to save a people for God's glory. He argues that Christ fulfilled the requirements of the covenant of works on behalf of humanity, and that the covenant of redemption is the means by which God reconciles humanity to himself.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: On the Covenant of Works, Its Formation,Breakage, and Disastrous Outcomes.
Chapter 2: Of the Covenant of Grace, in the Making and Administration of it.